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Saving the multilateral trading system: EU’s action plan to reform the World Trade Organization

Written by Yasmine Idrissi Azzouzi Geneva, November 2018 On September 18th, the European Commission has published proposals to reform the World Trade Organization. Since its establishment in 1995, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has created a level playing field for… Continue Reading →

Journalism Under Attack

Written by Elodie Arpa Journalism is an integral part of our society’s democracy. In the last years, digitalisation and the use of the Internet have enabled more and more people to inform others independently and bring more transparency into their governmental… Continue Reading →

Inflation Rate in the European Union

Written by Enrique Fernández de Frutos I begin this article by recalling the valuable lessons that George Harrison has given us unwittingly to the financial and economic world. It seems that the European Central Bank’s (ECB) plan to keep the inflation… Continue Reading →

Panem et circenses: Bosnia and Herzegovina general elections

Written by Enna Zone Donlic On 7th of October 2018, Bosnia and Herzegovina had the  8th general elections since independence. 72 political parties and 39 independent candidates were running for the position of Presidency, representatives in the Parliament at the… Continue Reading →

EST Ambassadors on the 2019 European Elections

Introduction: Your Vote, Your Europe Next year’s European Elections will mark a watershed moment for the EU’s future. All across the continent, established political balances of power are turned upside down while a long-standing consensus is called into question. Moreover,… Continue Reading →

The EU Strategic Culture Meets Realism

Written by Angelica Puntel In June 2016, the European Union (EU) published its Global Strategy (EUGS), the sole security strategy published since the 2003 European Security Strategy (ESS). This document was a response to the complexity and interconnectivity of hybrid… Continue Reading →

The Western Balkans: A Marionette between the East and the West

Written by Evelyn Shi How much ‘self’ does ‘self-determination’ allow? Is it the determination by the people concerned or by the international society? In the context of the Serbia-Kosovo conflict, the debate of self-determination recently arose concerning a possible ethnic demarcation…. Continue Reading →

Women have Souls, Weapons do not: A Gender Perspective

Written by Sumudu Lankika Ginigathgala Let us travel back in time: the date is 31 October 2000. Feminist transnational advocacy networks around the world are celebrating the birth of a new resolution. This novelty is the United Nations Security Council Resolution… Continue Reading →

The People’s Vote Campaign hails a new phase of Brexit

By Cosimo and Zoe, Ambassadors to the UK If a Brexit fever-pitch has ever been reached in the UK, the third  week of October was definitely it. Firstly, expectations were high in the run-up to the October EU-Summit in Brussels,… Continue Reading →

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